(?), n. [AS. ruddic; cf. W. rhuddog the redbreast. 113. See Rud, n.]
[Written also raddock.]
1. (Zol.) The European robin. "The tame ruddock and the coward kite." Chaucer.
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2. A piece of gold money; -- probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also red ruddock, and golden ruddock. [Obs.]
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Great pieces of gold . . . red ruddocks.
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